ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The University of Michigan Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, led by Director Marcos Montagnini, MD, FACP, is a one-year program that promotes excellence in palliative medicine education, develops experts and leaders in the field, and ensures that patients with life-limiting diseases receive informed, expert, and appropriate care. The program offers a wide variety of clinical rotations, educational experiences, and research opportunities. Trainees work with highly qualified, interdisciplinary faculty to prepare for a career in palliative care medicine with emphasis in clinical practice. Fellows will be eligible to obtain board certification in hospice and palliative medicine at the completion of their training.
We offer four positions per year, one of which is a dedicated pediatric HPM position.
The curriculum is innovative and comprehensive, and strongly emphasizes all of the following educational domains:
- The hospice and palliative approach to care
- Death and dying
- Psychosocial and spiritual support
- Bereavement support for the family
- Pain assessment and management in cancer and non-cancer patients
- Assessment and management of non-pain symptoms
- Medical co-morbidities and complications with life-threatening diseases
- Optimizing function as it pertains to quality of life
- Ethical and legal decision making
- Quality improvement and research methodology in populations with advanced illnesses